- Dear Members of the pedit/pToolSet DIA beta team:
Many thanks for the help you gave me in the past several months while I was
trying to implement DIA support for pedit and pToolSet. I think I managed to
exhaust all of you in the process and I don't blame you for that. I am
equally exhausted [and frustrated and disappointed].
I could continue the beta testing for the rest of my life and each new
version would probably create more problems than it would resolve. Hence, I
will stop the testing and will proceed releasing the new "DIA compatible"
Having been in touch with many developers, I understand now that most of them
if not all of them couldn't care less about the DIA and they support the DIA
only to the extent that it is absolutely necessary so that their users would
not abandon their products. In the process they introduce kludges, tricks and
such which make it even more impossible for an OS Extension [aka hack] to be
I don't blame the developers either, I feel the same way as they do, and I am
one of them.
On top of that I believe that my stuff may be the only product which follows
some obscure guidelines laid down in the DIA documentation, not even Palm's
own built-in apps care about those guidelines.
Specifically, I could not find a single Palm product besides mine which would
meticulously restore the status of the DIA and the orientation triggers after
every intrusion by a system dialog or by an OS Extension which may have
changed their current status despite an explicit warning about this in the
Of course, some of those intrusions don't even give a chance to the
underlying application to act because they do not announce their presence in
any way whatsoever. Hence, the developer is left with no means to fight
Let me re-emphasize that I don't blame the developers apathy. The entire DIA
implementation is in dire need of major improvement.
I will blind-copy this message to a few developer forums and I challenge each
developer to tell me privately if they think that my assessment of the DIA
situation is unfair. If I am found to be incorrect, I will publicly make the
All=my=best, Paul Nevai [pedit, pToolSet, etc.]
- At 10:21 -0400 2/8/05, Paul Nevai wrote:
>Let me re-emphasize that I don't blame the developers apathy. The entire DIAPaul,
>implementation is in dire need of major improvement.
Palm should *so* put you in charge of OS development. Otherwise we're
all gonna be using Pocket PCs in five years time. Which I *so* don't
John (who will be buying up enough old Palms to last him a lifetime)
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, John Kershaw <yahoogroups@k...> wrote:
> At 10:21 -0400 2/8/05, Paul Nevai wrote:Yes, support, agree!!!
> >Let me re-emphasize that I don't blame the developers apathy. The entire DIA
> >implementation is in dire need of major improvement.
> Palm should *so* put you in charge of OS development. Otherwise we're
> all gonna be using Pocket PCs in five years time. Which I *so* don't
> wanna do.
> John (who will be buying up enough old Palms to last him a lifetime)